To get back to committing daily to get Infinite Salvation, Book 5 published!
I know how patient you all have been and I appreciate everyone’s support. You’re all saints! Honestly, I’m so touched that you are even still thinking about the series and reaching out to me, begging for an update. So you deserve a 2020 update and game plan.
John Lennon’s quote “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans” rings true. Even though I think about the last book and my characters daily; even though I research the huge topics I have planned to tackle in book 5 incessantly; I haven’t been able to keep to any writing schedule.
One of the big reasons that I decided to self publish was because I needed to have the flexibility to write around caring for my young family. Because of unfair female biological constraints I only have this time to grow my family. I’ve now had my fifth sweet little baby and I don’t want to take any time away from fully enjoying her in these fleeting moments of childhood. I can always write later but these precious moments will not come again. However, now that my little girl is seven months old, I do feel like it’s time to plan at least an hour commited to actually writing each day. I’m not going to set a release date or over promise but I will start to stick to at least one hour a day.
Originally, I had a clear plan of how this series would end but God had something else in store. Luckily my reader base is highly spiritual so you might believe that I had an amazing spiritual intervention to get a specific unplanned message out. It did throw me for a life changing loop and I had to go within myself for serious introspection and dive into fathoms of endless research. It might throw all my readers for a loop too so I had to think about these changes for awhile and decide upon the best way to make it my story. I’ve never researched so much in my life and honestly there might not be an end to such profound meaning of life topics but it’s getting clearer and clearer what I’m destined to do with this most cherished series of mine.
The expected schedule for a series is a new installment each year, yet I’ve now had two children between my last publication. I don’t write for income but to attempt to deliver an engaging, spiritual journey to you, my lovely readers. I take it so seriously and do not want to regret finishing this in a hurry and failing to reach all the most transformative messages that will hopefully help you to understand your journey as well.
Have faith in me and send good creative energy my way✨
I’ve been away from my blog for so long that WordPress changed on me and I had to completely relearn how to do this. Hopefully, I’ll be able to figure out how to attach a poll or this post will be pointless.
Awesome news! I won a free ebook cover design from the crazy talented (check out her portfolio) Sylvia Frost from S.F. Designs. I never really won anything before (except a $25 raffle at a doll house fair) and I couldn’t believe it when I saw my name—I guess this means I won’t have much chance winning the HGTV Dreamhome sweepstakes that I’ve been signing up for everyday 😦 The strange thing is that I was seriously thinking about updating my covers lately.
I knew exactly what I wanted on my covers before I published and I just needed to find someone who could put together what I saw in my mind. I wanted that infinity sign to be my brand and I wanted it to change with my main character’s progress through the series. The background photo I found on iStock after hours of searching though images and it just spoke to me. Since my book is so complicated, I thought a simple book cover works best. When I first saw this cover in my hands, I cried. It truly meant so much to me.
Which is why it’s hard to change it, but I realize that it’s a good idea to keep updating these things in hopes of drawing a larger readership. So my dear readers/blog followers/author friends, do you think they should stay just the way they are (I haven’t even revealed Infinite Faith’s cover..it’s my favorite yet) or would you like to see what Sylvia Frost can do to jazz them up? If I hear that most of you are attached to the original then I can always make a cover for the next project that I can’t wait to write 🙂 Either way, I LOVE creating covers!
Please take a minute to vote here to decide the Infinite Series cover fate. And I won’t have any hurt feelings or I wouldn’t have asked! Thanks so much for helping me make this big decision!
Just wanted to point you all to a fantastic giveaway hosted by the awesome ladies at the Open Book Society! It’s a simple giveaway and you have great odds of winning. Go check it out here if you’re looking for a free ebook!